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    Coal Tar

    Information about Coal Tar

    Coal tar uses

    Coal Tar is used in the treatment of psoriasis, Keratoses (Abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis.

    How coal tar works

    Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. This effect decreases scaling and dryness. Coal tar can also decrease itchiness from these skin conditions.

    Common side effects of coal tar

    Skin irritation, Photosensitivity

    Available Medicine for Coal Tar

    No medicine available

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)